I visited Hearst Castle at San Simeon.
It is waaaay up a hill. They drive you up in tour buses, and it was a little scary! See the little bus?
I have seen so many pictures of the amazing pool there that I had to go since I was so close. Turns out, there are 2 amazing pools. One outside, the Neptune Pool, is the one I recognized. And the indoor Roman Pool. I would take either one.
The grounds are lovely as well, with a huge variety of shrubs, flowers, trees and succulents. I don’t know what all these are, just beautiful.
And the hummingbird, I took a whole bunch of pics, but this is the only one that is decent.
I wandered around the grounds for hours, they let you do that on the outside. You have to go on a tour of the inside, choosing 1 of 3 options. I didn’t really care which one, so I took the one with the next bus. It was the Grand Rooms tour, so I saw the Grand Rooms. I don’t get too impressed with inside stuff, but it was striking.
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle